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any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language

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The French government realized the wish of the Slavic peoples in setting up this Slavic chair; I could not but blame myself if I did not agree to participate in it.
She suggests a way her material can be linked to the biblical account, not, as one would expect, through a fairly simple thesis: the Christianization of the Slavic peoples in the ninth century and later, and subsequent mixture of local folklore and Christian teaching.
The European Holocaust alone included, apart from some six million Jews, hundreds of thousands of Roma and Sinti (sometimes known collectively as Gypsies), Russians and other Slavic peoples, Poles, Communists and political dissidents, the mentally or physically disabled, random intelligenzia, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutherians and even Catholic clergy.
Cyril and Methodius, evangelizers of the Slavic peoples, through whose example peoples and nations could be drawn toward that peace and freedom which God intended for them.
His Austro-Hungarian counterpart, Conrad yon Hoetzendorf, wanted war, and quickly, in order to preserve the empire against the siren lure independent Serbia exercised upon Slavic peoples ruled by Vienna.
In his most enduring work, the play The Badger Before the Court, he ridiculed with devastating satire the right of the Austro-Hungarians to rule over Slavic peoples.
While commemorating a major tank battle on 3 May 2000, Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin, flanked by his Belorussian and Ukrainian counterparts, proclaimed triumph in the war against Nazi Germany to have been "a victory of the Slavic peoples.
Yugoslavia came into existence as a consequence of WWI peace settlements whereby the victorious Allied powers dismantled the German and Austro-Hungarian empires, and granted self-determination to captive Slavic peoples through creating new nation states.
Belief in revenants, though widespread in folk cultures of Europe and Asia, is particularly well-developed among the Slavic peoples of southeastern Europe.
The volume, indeed the series, is intended to introduce general readers to the academic discipline of folklore and its perspective on the many Slavic peoples.